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Messi will be the most important footballer to step on the Marseille stadium: What measures will PSG's rival take for his arrival?

Marseille expanded its security system to receive Lionel Messi and company and thus avoid problems with the fans.

Lionel Messi at PSG
Lionel Messi at PSG

This Sunday, Olympique Marseille will host PSG for a new date in Ligue 1, in a new edition of the French derby. For this reason, there is a lot of anxiety in France to know if Jorge Sampaoli's team will be able to prevail or not against Lionel Messi and company. But also, the Gauls look closely at the fans and want to take all precautions so that there are no incidents. For this reason, the local team installed a new protection system at the Velodrome.

As revealed by French media, Marseille decided to install additional safety nets around the field, in a device strategically planned for this classic, in order to avoid or limit the possible excesses that fans may commit, which come from various conflicts and incidents along the way. throughout the current season. In principle, there would be four nets and they would be placed in the respective corners of the playing field.

The classic between Marseille and PSG is a high-risk match and, taking into account the violent antecedents of both fans, the authorities defined the prohibition of Parisian visitors. In a decree published this Wednesday in the official gazette by the French Ministry of the Interior, it is specified that from Saturday at midnight until the end of Sunday, "the individual or collective displacement" of PSG fans is prohibited between the communes of the Ile-de-France region and Marseille. All this, to take care of Lionel Messi, the most important footballer to play in his stadium in history.

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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